I remember a story about a former football coach talking about the team he left behind and the coach that replaced him. I can’t find the quote online so all paraphrase it.
As the head coach, you’re like a bus driver.
Everyone tells you what to do.
The players have an opinion.
The assistant coaches have opinions.
The general manager as an opinion.
The reporters have an opinion.
The fans have an opinion.
Everyone shouting at you telling you what to do.
Sometimes, you have to turn around and shout, “Shut up or I’m going to wreck this thing.”
At your office, everyone has an opinion but you know what to do.
Listen to that voice.
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